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I have wolff parkinsons white syndrome what are my chances of sudden death?

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Rare: I don't know the exact statistics but cardiac arrest (sudden death) is considered rare. See the information below re the cause of and possible treatments, however for specific advice please contact a cardiologist licensed in your area. https://patient.info/health/wolff-parkinson-white-syndrome-leaflet
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WPW and SCD: WPW is not one of the cardiac rhythm problems that is necessarily associated with sudden cardiac death. WPW is also a disease that has a spectrum of severity and you can discuss this with your doctor and will depend upon how many episodes and the severity.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What happens in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 44 years experience
Short circuit: Acceesory pathway conduction this pathway may be right or left sided could be antegrade or retrogade in conduction . Tachycardia are symptoms defanitive therappy eps evlation and ablation of tracks for cure very successful in cure .Discuss with an electrophysiologist will help if you are a patient.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Do you have some information about wolff-parkinson-white-syndrome?

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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 14 years experience
WPW: Wpw is the presence of ventricular pre-excitation due to an accessory pathway which can result in fast heart rhythms (i.e. Supra ventricular tachycardia). Risk stratification is important to determine the risk of sudden cardiac death. The main risk during these fast rhythms is usually syncope (fainting). Treatment involves ablation. I would speak with your cardiologist.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Pediatrics - Cardiology 10 years experience
Ekg: An ekg will confirm the diagnosis.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Tachycardia: Wpw can be entirely asymptomatic. It is a problem with the electrical conduction in the heart. People can present with palpitations, rapid heart beat, fatigue, fainting, or shortness of breath as the heart is racing and not pumping effectively. Follow up with a cardiologist is essential.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is wolff-parkinson-white syndrome? Can it be treated?

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Dr. Darren Gitelman
A Verified Doctoranswered
37 years experience
Yes it can: Wolff-parkinson-white syndrome is a disorder of electrical conduction of the heart. Patients with WPW can have rapid heart beat (tachycardia) and very rarely sudden cardiac death. The tachycardia can be treated by medications. The abnormal conduction is due to an extra electrical pathway (bypass tract) in the heart. There are techniques to destroy the extra pathway that will cure wpw.

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